Chris Guinther

Manager of Audiovisual and Videoconferencing Systems , Latham & Watkins LLP

Alexis Bou Farhat, CTS-D, CTS-I

ELV Project Manager, IMAR Trading and Contracting

With over 15 years of extensive experience in the audiovisual industry and a solid foundation in project management as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, coupled with CTS-D and CTS-I certifications from Avixa, I offer a unique blend of technical expertise and project leadership. My career has been marked by the successful delivery of diverse audiovisual projects across sectors like corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, sports venues, and government. Proficient in AV technology including Crestron, Extron, and Biamp, I excel in AV system design, installation, equipment specification, and vendor management. I'm a seasoned user of project management tools such as Microsoft Project and Smartsheet, and my excellent interpersonal skills enable strong collaboration with teams and clients. Committed to continuous learning, I stay current with industry trends and actively mentor junior AV professionals, embodying a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
Rich Sasson

Global Director Pro Community, Crestron Electronics Inc

A long-term AV enthusiast and professional, looking to expand knowledge about the Audio-Visual Industry to the next generation.  A Balloon Pilot and Inflation Team Leader for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
David Labuskes

CEO, Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association

I’m a has-been geek turned manager, turned executive, turned (hopefully) into leader.  I love technology and even more I love people.  So what I find really interesting is the intersection of people and technology…and in so many ways, that’s my definition of AV.
Li Yan Tan

Marketing Executive, InfoComm Asia Pte Ltd

Bobby Owens

Installation, New Era Technologies

Mohannad Mousa, CTS

Project Manager , Maktabi Tech

I specialize in ELV and AV systems for large-scale projects, encompassing both commercial and residential sectors. With a highly organized and collaborative approach, I am recognized for my leadership, accountability, and initiative.
  Exertis Almo is the largest value-added North American Professional AV distributor offering its manufacturer and reseller partners the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to drive business growth and generate profits. Formed in 2022 following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation, Exertis Almo harnesses the combined sales, service, marketing and subject matter expertise of Almo Professional A/V and Exertis Pro AV to deliver customized business development strategies, programs and educational events that enable partners to thrive. With a highly-accomplished joint leadership team, more than 300 employees, 16 distribution facilities, and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing space, Exertis Almo provides the specialization and resources its partners need while maintaining the personal distribution approach they expect. For more information about Exertis Almo, go to www.ExertisAlmo.com.
ClearOne

Team Marketing, ClearOne

Dilip Kathuria

CEO, CDM TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS PVT LTD

We are a distribution company providing services to AV Industry. We are also experts in Providing Consultancy for end to end solutions to Corporate, Educational, Sports,  Digital Signage, Content Production, Streaming, Conferencing, Cloud, Storage, Media & Entertainment, Hospitals and Hospitality Industries.
Ryan Compton

Service Manager, Design and Integration

EJY

Engineer, EJY

Lisa Matthews, CTS - AVIXA

Manager, Digital Communities, AVIXA

A marketing professional and 20-year AV industry veteran, I am a proud CTS holder and enthusiastic #AVfoodie who is passionate about innovative technologies, design, and all things AV. I love sharing what this dynamic community has to offer and am excited to serve as Community Manager of AVIXA Xchange!
Ben Barnard

Regional Manager, UK & Ireland, AVIXA

Get in touch for anything related to AVIXA in the UK & Ireland - we're here to help and waiting to hear from you!
Jamie Horner

VP Product Development & Marketing, HiCLIFF

Over 20 years of experience in engineering, product management, and systems architecture, working in the networking, media & entertainment, and AV industries. Led several industry-first enterprise video-over-IP projects. Founded HiCLIFF with a mission to help address the challenges of managing and securing new modern networked AV and media environments.
prodyTel Distribution GmbH is more than just an owner-managed specialist dealer distribution and manufacturer's representative for audiovisual IT solutions, UC, sound reinforcement and media technology. The management has more than 25 years of experience in the international AV market and is well networked in the industry. What differentiates prodyTel? At prodyTel, great value is placed on comprehensive individual consulting, service & support. The overall concept is crucial. That is why prodyTel Distribution offers project guidance and support from the very first project planning phase. Therefore, prodyTel does not see itself as a pure distributor, but is happy to provide consulting support with a competent sales and technical team. The prodyTel sales team, especially the area sales managers, are happy to take the time to show you, their customers, for example in a demo call or by providing demo devices, the quality of the individual products, but also the interaction of an entire setup. In case of technical problems with devices or applications, please contact the technical support team around Christian Liebmann, technical manager @prodyTel. Over the years, prodyTel has developed a unique expertise in the distribution environment in Germany for the transformation of the classic media technology world to UC/IT. The training center - prodyTel Academy In the modern training and customer center, three usage areas for discussions, seminars, training courses and product demonstrations are available to all interested parties on an area of over 230 m². The training room is regularly updated with new equipment. Since November 2022, prodyTel has had a fully equipped web studio from which live streams and online seminars are broadcast and more and more moving image content is created. AVIXA has already used the prodyTel Academy for CTS training and certification. This year, there will again be AVIXA CTS and NAVS courses in addition to numerous prodyTel and vendor live webcasts and classroom training. In the fully equipped audio and video conference room and via remote access through AnyDesk, the helpful prodyTel team will be there for you quickly and easily whenever you need our assistance. All our partners are welcome to use these rooms for themselves and their customers at any time. "prodyTel Networked Media Days": concentrated expertise and uncomplicated networking in Nuremberg Once a year prodyTel organizes its "Networked Media Days" in Nuremberg, where system house partners, specialist planners, integrators as well as end customers and other interested parties are given compact and to the point knowledge and news from the AV and IT world. Also in this year again more than 15 manufacturer partners with your Top novelties are expected. Some of them will offer trainings, workshops and hands-on sessions on the advanced training day (Wednesday). All manufacturers will have an open ear for your requirements at this event at any time. Whether during the presentations or at the blueDinner. All three days are dedicated to networking paired with the most interesting news from the German ProAV industry. Have a look: nmd.prodytel.de The transparent and cooperative collaboration with partner companies, manufacturers and your customers is a top priority for prodyTel Distribution. This is the only way to achieve an optimal project result for all parties involved.
PureLink GmbH develops, produces, and markets products for professional presentation and media technology. The company’s headquarter, distribution and logistics centre are located at Rheine, Germany. From here the PureLink Team takes care of customers‘ demands worldwide. It all started with PureLink cables, which have earned a firm place among many AV installers thanks to their technical brilliance, high material quality and mechanical simplicity. Step by step, complementary product categories have been combined into a global concept for complete AV solutions. The company also acts as a sales and service partner for complementary product categories and offers everything from a complete range to individual customer solutions under one roof. Today, the hardware is the indispensable foundation for many AV solutions, with a large number of users around the globe. The claim "Install. Connect. Perform." applies to the entire PureLink brand range, from simple HDMI cables to highly complex Pro-AV signal distribution.
GPA features the best-of-breed Regional Business Units (RBUs) in 50 countries, with localized delivery capabilities in over 150 cities globally. We have over 4000 employees and well over $1B in annual AV/UC-related revenues. In today’s global economy, workplace technology solutions need to be simple, scalable, and standardized. Although a simple aspiration, a global deployment can be fraught with challenges and complexities with cultural, logistics, language, currency, time zone, and bureaucratic variables. Our goal is simple: to mitigate those challenges for global enterprise organizations and deliver the solutions & services that allow your most valuable assets - your people - to communicate and collaborate better. Our offer to you is our global team. This team offers you a truly global perspective, committed to operational excellence, and ready to help you navigate your next global meeting and collaboration technology deployment program. Allow GPA to be your global advantage!
Presently as Regional Director, AVIXA for India and GCC, I do aspire to support the AV and IT industry with  access to the resources that are most beneficial to the businesses and professional outcomes. My focus will be to bring to the AV/IT community in the region, knowledge and skill development through AVIXA Education, Certification and Training Resources. I look forward to work closely with allied associations, industry groups and professional society in the region with a similar focus. And my areas of interest and learning are indeed the Emerging Technologies (what we know as AI, Metaverse, Cloud, Industry 4.0, and the likes) and how they impact what we do in our professional and personal lives as Humans! Do feel free to reach out to me.
Iulia Popescu - AVIXA

Coordinator, Digital Content, Avixa

A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests.  As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.